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Habits of a Systems Thinker™

The Habits of a Systems Thinker make up the foundation of the Waters Center approach. Each Habit describes ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time. Together, all 14 Habits encompass a spectrum of strategies that foster problem-solving and thoughtful reflection about systems of interest. They’re called “habits” for a reason — systems thinkers refer to the Habits often and make an intentional effort to integrate them into daily life.